Introducing AutoCAD Civil 3D 2009
By James Wedding, Dana Probert
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: October 2008
Pages: 504

Dig Into the future of Civil Engineering

This hands-on reference and tutorial from two Civil 3D and engineering experts is your gateway to immediate productivity with the leading civil engineering software. The authors' in-depth explanations will have you quickly up to speed on the basics, give you a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of building, and show you how to best use the software in professional, real-world environments.

The book begins with an overview of the Civil 3D interface and all its core tools, styles, and key concepts. From there, it offers detailed discussions and practical tutorials on lines and arcs, points, surveying, parcels, surfaces, alignments, corridors, grading, pipes, project management, and much more. It's your perfect, focused guide for becoming quickly productive with Civil 3D.

  • Understand Civil 3D's interface, core features, and key capabilities

  • Draw fences, walls, and property lines with the Lines/Curves menu

  • Dynamically label components, maintain geometries, and pull project data

  • Power through more design iterations in less time and create better site plans

  • Design cul-de-sacs, subdivision lots, or boundary segments with Parcels

  • Manage Alignments and lay down road centerlines, pond berms, and more

  • Collaborate across the project team with helpful Data Shortcuts

  • Dig deeper with more than 40 bonus exercises in the Appendix

Companion Website

Access the book's supporting website at for all the files you need to complete the tutorials, as well as impressive examples of professional designs.

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